001. a google.com search, >site:calnd.org force<, surprisingly does not have any hits for "vital force" or "life force" [or even vitalistic], the central premise of naturopathy:
something at the heart of naturopathy DARE NOT speak its name! So, I'd argue, naturopathy does not believe we deserve to know, so we can then DECIDE. This is quite the violation of informed consent, generally speaking..
002. at the core of naturopathy, by way of San Francisco located calnd.org member ND Murphy, a graduate of Bastyr University 2003, is that "vital force." We're told, in "Naturopathic Medicine" [2013 archived]:
"naturopathic doctors [...] are uniquely trained to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to assist your body's innate healing processes [...] the self healing process [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The naturopath's role is to identify and remove obstacles preventing recovery and to provide services that support the inherent self-healing processes [...] the concept of vis medicatrix naturae 'the healing power of nature'. This concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today";
which is coded vitalism, like at calnd.org.
"therapeutic modalities: naturopathic physicians use a variety of natural and non-invasive therapies [..] naturopathic treatments are effective in treating a wide variety of conditions [...] a patient-centered approach that strives to provide the most appropriate treatment for an individual's needs [...such as] homeopathy [...which is] a powerful system [...] homeopathic remedies act to enhance the body's innate vital force which represents the immune system. Homeopathy is particularly effective";
ah, ye uncoded vitalism! Now, vitalism is exceptionally science-ejected. And IF it really represented the immune system, then homeopathy's effect would actually BE ACTUAL. Instead, homeopathy is scientifically ejected, as an elaborate placebo. So, calling that therapy effective and powerful is bullshit. Doing bullshit, to me, is not very patient-centered or appropriate. Also note, Bastyr University has a California campus, and claims naturopathy is "science-based". Licensed falsehood marches on, with its accomplice, California ".gov."